ArtWorks Cymru has teamed up with Cognis to undertake research into the participatory arts in Wales over the next 18 months. To begin the process, Cognis will be leading a workshop designed to uncover the main issues and challenges facing the sector and explore the methods they will use to undertake research in the sector.
They are looking for a broad range of stakeholders to attend this meeting, so please feel free to pass on the invite to anyone you know.
This ArtWorks Cymru: Research event will introduce one particular method, the charette. Charettes originated in architectural design, and were used to bring about change through community participation. Essentially, a charette is an intense workshop type event, which brings stakeholders together in order to address a particular challenge within a limited time. This charette will bring together representatives of all the Artworks Cymru partners with a diverse range of arts and management expertise, including fundraising, delivery and arts marketing.
Date: 12.30pm – 5pm Wednesday 8th July 2015
Venue: St Asaphs Room, St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Lunch will be served on arrival. There will be a break in the session for refreshments. Simultaneous Welsh translation will be available for English speakers.
Facilitated by Wendy Keay-Bright and Leah McLaughlin.
The Artworks Cymru Research Charette invites problem identification from a creative point of view and is divided into 3 parts:
(1) Listening and Perspective taking. Bring together partners with a view to coming to an understanding about the work we do in participatory arts, the goals and limitations.
(2) How and Why? Using specific design thinking techniques that enable us to take into consideration the different kinds of research activity.
(3) Plans and Actions. Partners work together to explore Methods, using themes: Learn, Look, Ask, Try.
To book a place on the workshop, visit the eventbrite page below: